BE HOME BEFORE THE LIGHTS COME ON – Marilyn Armstrong

When I was growing up ... and even when my son was growing up in the 1970s, kids went out to play. Alone. Unsupervised. Unstructured. Disorganized with not a single adult to keep an eye on us. We built "forts" and "clubhouses" out of crates and old boxes and anything we could find that mom … Continue reading BE HOME BEFORE THE LIGHTS COME ON – Marilyn Armstrong

TOO BUSY AND NOT PARTICULARLY DISINGENUOUS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Disingenuous I am not (mostly) disingenuous. I certainly lack false modesty. Okay, that's not true either. I'm really terrible at taking compliments, especially when I am not sure I deserve them -- but I really improve if I think I've earned it. So, while I am not 100% honest, who is? If … Continue reading TOO BUSY AND NOT PARTICULARLY DISINGENUOUS – Marilyn Armstrong

THE CRASHING SQUIRREL – Marilyn Armstrong

I've been going eyeball to eyeball with our local squirrels. First, I thought we had just a few squirrels, but lately, I realize we have all of them. The entire woods full of squirrels are part of our world. They all come, hang around, decide they need to wrap themselves around the feeder and suck … Continue reading THE CRASHING SQUIRREL – Marilyn Armstrong

LONG DISTANCE LIFE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I used to have a vibrant and full social life with lots of lunch dates with women and dinners with couples. There were trips to museums and shows with friends, dinner parties at people’s homes, meetings with fellow volunteers and ‘play dates’ with our children. This sounds normal, but it assumes that your friends actually … Continue reading LONG DISTANCE LIFE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

SOLOMON’S SEAL – WILD IN MY GARDEN – Marilyn Armstrong

Solomon's Seal - FOTD – 05/20/19 Our Solomon’s Seal plants originally grew in our woods. I moved about half a dozen plants about half a dozen feet into the light. It now grows in huge batches along the driveway. It blooms early and is my official "sign of spring." It is a wildflower that has … Continue reading SOLOMON’S SEAL – WILD IN MY GARDEN – Marilyn Armstrong